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Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

by

Gilbert Lowe

Early symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are not meant to be a diagnosis, but may help you decide to seek the advice of medical personnel. Symptoms may include: decreased ability to control small movements, muscle spasticity decreased attention span, Numbness (pins and needles), Numbness (pins and needles), Decreased coordination, Pain in the arms and legs, decreased judgment, paralysis, decreased memory, Slurred speech, Depression, tingling, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, tremors, dizziness, double vision, Urinary problems, loss of balance, vertigo, vision loss, muscle atrophy, muscle spasms, weakness, hearing loss, constipation.

Benign multiple sclerosis is a form of relapsing-remitting ms with minimal disability. The decrease in small or large movements, decrease in memory, attention span, or use of speech, visual perception, coordination and judgment is called cognitive impairment. These are some of the most commonly affected functions. It can be caused by ms, other diseases or trauma.

The urinary problems are a combined dysfunction in ms also called detrusor-external sphincter dyssynergia-DESD. The contractions of the muscles of the bladder and external sphincter cause urine to be trapped in the bladder resulting in the feeling of urgency, hesitancy, dribbling and incontinence.

The evaluation of cranial nerve function is a part of the neurological exam. It is made up of nerves that carry sensory, motor or parasympathetic fibers to the face and neck. Dysfunction of these twelve nerves can cause eye discomfort, pain in the face, difficulty in speaking or understanding speech.

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Double Vision or Diplopia is when there are two images of the same object. This is from failure of the two eyes to work together.

Walking abnormalities or foot drop is the weakness of muscles of the leg caused by poor nerve conduction. This interferes with the ability of a person to extend the ankle and thus resulting in an abnormal gait.

Rhythmic shaking; a tremor, occurs in the course of a purposeful movement such as reaching to pick something up.

Vertigo is a dizzying sensation of spinning. It is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

Paralysis and numbness can be experienced in the legs and trunk when an attack of inflammatory demyelization involves both sides of the spinal cord. The spine looses the ability to transmit nerve impulses.

Muscle spasticity is an increase in muscle tone when the muscle has involuntary contractions, spasms and stiffness. MS sufferers usual find this to be more prominent in the lower limbs.

A sign of Romberg is when you can not maintain balance in a standing position with feet and legs drawn together and eyes closed.

Nystagmus, consists of the rapid, involuntary, movement of the eyes horizontally or sometimes vertically.

Fatigue, sometimes the first symptom to show can be called neurasthenia. This is exhaustion or tiredness in excess of what would seem appropriate for a physical cause.

The sensation of pins and needles occurs in the spine and down into the arms and legs when the neck is bent forward.

If you show some signs of this disease, consult your physician to discuss diagnosis and the best treatment for you.

Gilbert Lowe has been dealing with ms for more than 14 years. You can see how he

Manages Multiple Sclerosis

at his website which is http://www.gilbertlowe.info

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